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India Vs West Indies !!

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Ishant Sharma at Adelaide Oval

 

 

India vs West Indies test series is among the most thrilling series I hace watched in my life.I just switched on my television and was shocked to find that Indian batting order was struggling again !! They were playing at 44 with 4 wickets back in pavalion with Rahul Dravid among them.Only VVS Laxman,Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh were left to stand up a good score.VVS Laxman proved his experience and played with hard bat to score outstanding 85 and reaching aggregate of 8000 runs,after Sachin,Rahul and Sunil Gavaskar. He played like a matured batsman,hitting fours with so much ease that gave confidence to Suresh Raina,a young talented and ya ofcourse Poster Boy of Indian cricket team to help India reach a somehow good total of 201.VVS Laxman is now counted among very few batsmen in the world that can sting with the tail.He played marvelous innings with tail-enders,helping them to gain confidence and score for the country.This match ,I am sure would be stored among his classics.

In return after this shocking start from India,I expected the same situation for West Indies also (as happened in last test match which gave me  confidence to think beyond possibilities). Same thing happened with West Indies,as they were thrashed by furious bowling by Ishant sharma and Praveen Kumar.They bowled so beautifuly that created havoc in West Indies pavilion.West Indies batting order collapsed like cards and were helpless and ya,choked to fight against cruel Indian Bowlers.

At last,India was back in the match…with Indies losing their 5 wickets with 60 runs on board…and Men In Blue gave another hope of winning…

Great Wall Of India !!

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid

 

 

All of you might have heard about ‘Great Wall of China‘…But this wall in India is much different from all other walls.Born in Banglore streets.Jammy is nick name kept for him,most consistent batsman of Indian cricket team,most technically sound batsman of the world…I dont think any more hints are required..yes…Rahul Dravid a.k.a Great Wall Of India is the guy I will be talking in this blog.

He played a marvelous innnings against West Indies to help India win their first test match.Rahul Dravid is well known for his consistency.He has got an average of above 70 in test matches.I wont be wrong if I say,Dravid is back bone of Indian cricket team.Rahul Dravid is known since he started to play.He was technically better than the other experienced players in the team.Later with the practice and determination,his skill improved a lot.He has been awarded with Cricketer Of The Year by ICC and many other countless awards.He is considered as most reliable and dependable cricketer in the team.I have got a lot to tell about this great personality but havent got enough time right now….

will be continued in next blog…!!!

India Trounce Kiwis

November 23, 2010 1 comment

Rahul Dravid

 

India proved their mettle by defeating New Zealand by more than an innings. India dominated the match from the beginning. With the perfect first wicket partnership of 113 ,host kept the pressure on Kiwis with the brilliant innings of Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. Jammy and Dhoni scored outrageous knock of 191 and 98 helping India to  reach a giant total of 566. Indian bowlers too mesmerized the audience with clever bowling. Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha took 4 and 3 crucial wickets each. New Zealand team easily ended up on the mere total of 193 and hence enforcing a follow on. Indian attack seemed to be flawless as New Zealanders were still not out of shock that Indian bowlers again entranced the world by dismissing the team within the total of 175. World Number 1 proved their dominance in the Test World by winning the match by an innings and 198, and hence winning the series by 1-0.

What A Come Back..

November 8, 2010 1 comment

 

Wow..Kiwis came back like a missile in the first test match being played at Ahmedabad. World Number One were stunned by outstanding performances by the Kiwi tail-end. After a struggling score of 4/137, Jessy Ryder and Williamson played an entrancing cricket and scored beautiful 103 and 131 respectively. This helped their fans a good reason to cheer and reached a respectable score of  459. New Zealand bowlers too mesmerized the audience by clearing the Indian top slot at the mere score of 15 runs. Hosts were choked to score ,with all key players resting in pavilion including Sachin Tendulkar , Rahul Dravid etc. CS Martin took 5 wicket haul by giving only 63 runs from his side. India ended up its second innings at somehow respectable score of 266.Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman were the  only players who managed to disturb Kiwi bowlers and scored super useful 115 and 91 respectively. Harbhajan Singh scored a maiden test century and hence proving himself to be counted as an All rounder. By the end of the second innings India managed to set a target of 295 and hoping for another miracle.

India no doubt has missed a brilliant opportunity to win this match but is also at a stake of loosing it. Now only key bowlers ,Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan ,Ojha and Sreesanth can save India’s Pride.

India On Front Seat

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Sehwag plays a shot

 

With the start of India-New Zealand test series being played at Ahmedabad, host seemed to dominate from the initials. India scored marvelous 487 with the brilliant partnership of Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid. They scored 173 and 104 respectively to record highest second wicket partnership for India. Harbhajan Singh too seemed in mood and scored a valuable 69. In contrast, only Daniel Vettory succeeded to stop Indian spartans by capturing 4 wickets. New Zealand batting side too seemed struggling , almost half of the team went back to pavillion with the mere total of 137,giving Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni another reason to smile.

India Trounce Aussies

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his century agains...

After a humiliating lose at Mohali , Aussies seemed to dominate the match from the begining ,giving India no space for playing. They struck a huge total of 478 with key player Marcus North who entranced audience with his brilliant knock of 128. Australian batsmen did their task but bowlers were struggling to stop Indian Spartans. Sachin Tendulkar fought back brilliantly giving Aussies another hint,why India is World Number One. Sachin not only completed his 14,000 runs but was also successful to record his 6th double hundred in test cricket.  His 214 runs not only helped India fight back the total but also inspired bowlers for better performance. Bowlers choked Australians to the mere total of 223 and hence achieving an easy target of 207. In reply, when  Virender Sehwag fell early , the match seemed to be similar to the final day in Mohali, where the wounded VVS Laxman took the command and directed India to dramatic win. But fortunately the case wasn’t the same, Murli Vijay and Chetechwar Pujara handled the hot Aussie bowlers and struck a brilliant knock of 37 and 72. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid both played an impressive knock and helped India to an easy win. So, India have confirmed their status as World No. 1.

See-Saw Battle For Pride

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid at play.

Australia dominated the innings after wining crucial toss against India being played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Australia kicked off the innings with Katich and Watson. Watson proved to be disastrous for India as he played an outstanding innings of 126.  Ponting and Paine also helped Aussies to reach a respectable total of 428.  Zaheer Khan took an impressive 5 wicket haul to bowl out the Aussies . In reply Sehwag started with his usual super fast innings and scored 59 of mere 54 balls before being caught by Clarke at the covers. After the dismisal of Sehwag , Rahul Dravid took the command and scored crucial 77 to lift India against the total. Ab Interim, Sachin Tendulkar too provided a good score to erect a strong total . At the end of 75th over India were 278 at the loss of 4 wickets with Sachin Tendulkar and Raina at the crease.